Blue Jeans Network
Among the newest videoconferencing players, the buzz is perhaps loudest for Blue Jeans Network, a two-year old startup that emerged from stealth mode this summer and confirmed commercial availability of its any(ware) video conferencing service. The hook is compelling: the Blue Jeans platform is a cloud-based video "meeting room" from which users host, schedule and manage their own video conferences via a Web interface. Blue Jeans can bridge a wide range of different video and audio protocols, meaning that a group of users connected on high-end telepresence systems, low-end desktop systems, Webcams with Skype and telephones can all participate with no fuss. Some of the industry's better known video integrators and service providers have already signed on as partners.